The future of renewable energy in Australia: A test for cooperative federalism?

Jones, Stephen (2009) The future of renewable energy in Australia: A test for cooperative federalism?. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 68 1: 1-20. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8500.2008.00606.x

Author Jones, Stephen
Title The future of renewable energy in Australia: A test for cooperative federalism?
Journal name Australian Journal of Public Administration   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0313-6647
Publication date 2009-03-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8500.2008.00606.x
Open Access Status
Volume 68
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 20
Total pages 20
Editor J. Wanna
P. Bishop
Place of publication Richmond, Vic.
Publisher Blackwell
Language eng
Subject C1
160509 Public Administration
160510 Public Policy
940201 Civics and Citizenship
Abstract In the context of the Australian federal system industry development will be influenced by the policies of each sphere of government. When announcing a set of policies in 1997 to develop the renewable energy industry the Australian federal government acknowledged the need for a cooperative approach between all governments and industry. The objective of this article is to analyse the government policies over the 1997–2007 period to promote the development of the renewable energy industry in Australia. The article highlights a number of factors that have served as barriers to the development of the industry. The research provides important insight into the difficulties associated with establishing cooperative national arrangements in areas of state government responsibility in the Australian federation. The lessons also inform the current debate on the policy initiatives needed to more effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions from stationary energy from the increased availability of renewable energy.
Keyword renewable energy
government policy
energy market reform
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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